Days after Venezuelan President Chavez declared a month long ban on media's use of violent images,Venezuelan rapper OneChot is using social media to distribute his video criticizing the violence in Venezuela, triggering an investigation surrounding the video's release.
OneChot's video Rotten Town, directed by Hernan Jabes, is spreading through the web through online networks such as Facebook as well as twitter. Most of the comments support the artist and prompt others to watch the video, stating that it is a great form of national production, however some twitter users had something else to add to the mix:
As for the investigation process established against OneChot, Camilo Maldonado in twitter had something to say about it:
En este país nadie ve los videoclips de las bandas, a excepción de unos pocos. Abrirle una investigación a Rotten Town es tan estéril.
Tere de Souza criticized the choice of language, since the song is in English:
me gusta el video de rotten town! lo que me ladilla es que sea en ingles la letra… que maña tan estupida la del Vzolano… todo en ingles
Antonio Jordana wrote about the video's less than cheerful effects:
En reunión. En el break vimos el video de la canción Rotten Town. Ahora están todos depre.
Here is a short excerpt of the lyrics :
Let me introduce you to Caracas, embassy of hell, land of murderers and shattas
Undred people die every week, we nuh live in war, country is full of freaks
We have more death than pakistan, Libano, Kosovo , Vietnam and Afganistan
We have planty mafia, we have planty Don, and we have some crazys killars with the fast machine guns [sic]
On the night of the video release, Juan David Chacón (OneChot) and director Hernán Jabes spoke about the video and how it is meant to spur reflection as a manifest to stop violence once and for all.
According to Jabes:
El video tiene un mensaje muy fuerte que nos compete. El concepto radica en la responsabilidad que tenemos todos, no sólo el Gobierno, sino también de cómo educamos, cómo somos como amigos, como seres humanos (…) El video apoya la letra de Onechot… es un grito de protesta
I have never listen this song but for the things I have already read I thing everything is true. I was in my country (Venezuela) 2 weeks ago and it was very depresive. People does not change, they dont want to do anything to be differents. Everyday is worse.